LumberJocks

Keeping Aerosol Spray Can Heads Clean

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Rich posted 06-23-2017 11:07 PM 1300 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been experimenting with different spray toners lately, and I like to use cans pf pre-cat lacquer from Mohawk for small, quick tasks. The old invert the can and spray until clear method of keeping the spray head from clogging is pretty wasteful — not to mention the fact that it fills the air with an unnecessary amount of excess spray.

To avoid that, I use a can of compressed gas to clear the spray head. By tapering the tip of the tube slightly, and cutting it short so it’s easy to control, the spray head can be pulled off of the spray can, and the tube inserted into the inlet. Blowing gas through it for just a second clears the head and saves valuable material.

Obviously the spray head needs to be held in place, but this photo shows how it’s done.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki



4 comments so far

View Kelster58's profile

Kelster58

755 posts in 962 days


#1 posted 06-24-2017 12:04 AM

Pretty cool Idea. I’m going to give that a try! Thanks for sharing that tip!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

View tyvekboy's profile

tyvekboy

1911 posts in 3435 days


#2 posted 06-24-2017 03:13 AM

Great tip. Thanks.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

View 000's profile

000

2859 posts in 1321 days


#3 posted 06-24-2017 03:32 AM

Cool, now I can clean my sanding sealer tips….lol

View Rich's profile

Rich

4579 posts in 1012 days


#4 posted 06-24-2017 05:24 AM


Cool, now I can clean my sanding sealer tips….lol

- jbay

:) Touché!

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com